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Re: Pigment Or Bacteria? The Idea Of 'Color' In Fossil Feathers Gets A Rethink
Why the damned sexist comment? You only show your bias.
On Mar 6, 2014, at 10:58 PM, Ruben wrote:
On 03/06/2014 10:49 PM, Ruben wrote:
On 03/06/2014 08:43 AM, Paul H. wrote:
not good science. This paper is based on an experiment with
chicken feathers to show that such microscopic structures can be
made by growing bacteria on chicken feathers. So what. Now bury
it in a wet anaerobic sediment for a 100 million years and see
then see if you get these structures as well as that they form
such elegant patterns over the body of the animal, emulating a
very naturalistic design and rational topography along the flight
feathers and such...
Pigment Or Bacteria? The Idea Of 'Color' In Fossil
Feathers Gets A Rethink, Science 2.0, March 6, 2014
Pigment or Bacteria? Researchers Re-examine the
Idea of ‘Color’ in Fossil Feathers by Tracey Peake
North Carolina State University News Services
The paper is:
Moyer, A. E., W. Zheng, E. A. Johnson, M. C.
Lamanna, D.-q. Li, K. J. Lacovara, and M. H.
Schweitzer, 2014, Melanosomes or Microbes:
Testing an Alternative Hypothesis for the Origin
Scientific Reports. no. 4, Article no. 4233
The approach, IMO, just doesn't fly.
She is cute though and will one day do a great job on a discovery